Shannon Riggs grew up in New York, and now lives in Salem, Oregon. Her first book, Not in Room 204, won the 2007 Oregon Book Award for children's literature. Not in Room 204 is the story of Regina Lillian Hadwig, a girl who finds safety in the rules of her classroom and the courage to tell her teacher that she is being sexually abused.
"The story ends on a hopeful note. This picture book’s strength is in the forthrightness of its message and the sensitivity of its presentation: Regina’s father’s actions are implied but never stated, and Regina’s trust in her teacher is firmly in place before the situation unfolds. When the time is right, Regina decides to share something that she has been keeping, even from her mother." —Starred, Booklist
Shannon is a member of Willamette Writers and SCBWI. She organizes a monthly children's writers' workshop in Salem, Oregon. Write to Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit her on the web at www.shannonriggs.com.
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